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Drunk Driving (DUI OWI OUIL OUID) in Grand Rapids, Muskegon, Big Rapids

If you been arrested for or are charged with drunk driving (dui owi ouil ouid)  in Grand Rapids, Muskegon, Big Rapids, or anywhere else in West Michigan, check out our guide on how to analyze a drunk driving/dui case.  This video provides a step-by-step analysis of how our criminal defense attorneys / lawyers defend drunk […]

Hiring a Criminal Defense Attorney / Lawyer in West Michigan (Grand Rapids, Muskegon, Big Rapids, etc.): How to Choose the Best Criminal Defense Attorney / Lawyer for Your Criminal Case

If you are facing criminal charges in state or federal court, it is imperative that you have the best criminal defense attorney you can find to handle your case.  The stakes are high, as a conviction may lead to jail or prison, fines/costs, probation/parole, restitution, public registration in certain sex offenses, unemployment or difficulty finding […]

Drunk Driving (OWI, DUI, OUIL) in Grand Rapids, MI: What to Do If you are Pulled Over (A Guide to Handling a Stop by the Police)

Downtown Grand Rapids will be hosting a number of fun and exciting events in the next couple of weeks.  The Arena District will host it’s 9th annual Mardi Gras celebration this Thursday, March 4.  Laughfest runs March 6 though March 16 and has an even better lineup of comedians than last year.   Irish on […]

Update on Status of Electric Forest Festival

I went to Court today to hear for myself the status of this year’s concert.  What follows is a synopsis of what I gathered in Court today about the pending legal dispute (see article for more information): 1) The Electric Forest Festival’s promoter, AEG, tried to intervene in a court case to protect a 20-year […]

Supreme Court Reverses Conviction in Drug Overdose Case

The tragic death of Philip Seymour Hoffman has drawn a lot of attention recently to the dangers of heroin (see attached article on the subsequent investigation of his death), but a recent decision by the U.S. Supreme Court makes it much more difficult for the prosecution to impose harsh mandatory minimum sentences (20 years – […]

Feds Increasing Prosecutions for Undocumented Immigrants

Criminal prosecutions for undocumented immigrants are up 10% since 2012 and more than 50% since 2008, according to analysis of deportation statistics by WoodTV.

What is a No Contest Plea?

Occasionally, a client will ask about the option of pleading “no contest” to a criminal offense rather than entering a guilty plea.  Sometimes, this question is prompted by the misguided assumption that “no contest” plea will result in a different outcome to your criminal case than a guilty plea.  Mlive.com recently ran an article where […]

Transporting Medical Marijuana Law Can Trip Up Medical Marijuana Users

Springstead Bartish & Borgula Law has recently handled a number of cases where medical marijuana users were charged with violating the state of Michigan’s new Improper Transportation of Marijuana Law.  The new law, called “Transporting or Possession of Usable Marihuana” took effect on April 1st of 2013.  This marijuana law  impacts the rights of medical marijuana patients […]

How Can a Criminal Defense Lawyer Help Me?

Located in Grand Rapids and Fremont, attorneys at Springstead Bartish & Borgula Law P.L.L.C. have impressive resumes in criminal law. Former Judge Advocate General (J.A.G.) and FBI agents, we know the criminal justice system inside out. We put our extensive knowledge of how the government prosecutes cases to work for you. Skilled negotiators and litigators, […]